Peak Snow Report: Fresh Powder Everywhere For the Weekend!

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Snow Report Updated: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, 7:33 AM

Great conditions with a little freshening up on Friday night/Saturday night.

Some highlights: Sandia Peak open this weekend through Monday for MLK day… Santa Fe fully open… Taos has most of the mountain and Not Forgotten week starting Tuesday… Pajarito has most of the mountain but the Aspen and Townsite lifts are offline and also open Monday… Angel Fire is offering free tickets to furloughed Federal employees… Red River has January Bargain Days… Sipapu has new online reduced-priced tickets… Purgatory has most of the mountain open and another intermediate park open.   


Sandia Peak:

New: 6

Storm: 12

New This Week:  26

Base: 40

This Season: 82

Lifts: 4 (Lift 1 closed)

Runs: 39/39

Open Friday through Sundays and Holidays. Will be open Monday for MLK day. 100% of the terrain open with Lifts 2, 3, 4 and the Mitey Mite.


Santa Fe:

New: 11

Storm: 17

New This Week:  33

This Season: 128

Base: 60

Trails: 83/83 (100% open)

Lifts: 7/7 (Sierra Double runs on the weekends)

Save money on your tickets with the Peak Plus Card $75: Present card for $25 off an all-day all mountain age appropriate lift ticket at Ski Santa Fe or Sandia Peak. 6 Pack of Fun $399: 6 all-day all mountain lift tickets, transferable. For use at anytime during the 2018-19 season.


Taos Ski Valley:

New: 2

Storm: 7

New This Week:  20

Base: 49

This Season: 100

Trails: 93/110

Lifts 12/14 (Lift 4 on backside and Kachina Peak lift closed)

Parts of the backside may be closed due to avalanche investigation. Parts of Highline Ridge also closed. All the rest of the mountain is open.

Taos Ski Valley would like to thank the men and women of the Armed Services. The 6th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week will be held from January 22nd - 27th, 2019. We would like to invite active duty military, Gold Star families, veterans and any family member with a military ID to come ski for $40/day. Discounts available for active duty military, veterans, immediate family & Gold Star Families with appropriate ID.



New: 2

Storm: 4

New This Week:  13

Base: 34

This Season: 107

Trails: 39/44

Lifts: 4 (All Chairs Except Aspen and Townsite, which are closed until further notice)

Open Wednesdays-Sundays for the season. Open this Monday for MLK Day.

Deals: Kids love fun, parents love FREE! Kids 10 and under receive a FREE season pass valid at Sipapu, Pajarito, Purgatory Resort, Snowbowl and Hesperus. Plus, 5th graders receive a FREE season pass, valid at Sipapu, Pajarito and Hesperus. Get all the info here.


Angel Fire:

New: 1

Storm: 2

New This Week: 8

Base: 27

This Season: 88

Runs: 69/82 (93% of the terrain)

Lifts: 6/7 (Liberation Lift closed)

Now through the end of the partial Federal Government shut down, furloughed Federal employees get a free lift ticket Monday - Friday. These lift tickets are available at the lift ticket window only. Federal furloughed employees will need to show a copy of their furlough notice letter, and their Federal ID to receive a lift ticket.

And new this year… the Teacher Pass for K-12 teachers. The Teacher Pass is $199. Get more info on the pass here.



New: 1

Storm: 5

New This Week: 17

Base: 36

This Season: 89

Lifts: 6/6

Trails: 44/44

New! Discounted lift tickets and rentals are now available online. Buy Now.

Great deals: 5th graders and younger get a FREE season pass! Learn more. Every child age 10 years and younger receive a FREE season pass that’s good every day at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, Purgatory Resort, Snowbowl, and Hesperus during the 18/19 winter season. And, kids in fifth grade for the 18/19 school year also receive a FREE season pass, valid at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Hesperus. Get all the info here.


Red River:

New: 1

Storm: 3

New This Week: 15

Base: 35

This Season: 80

Lifts: 7/7

Trails: 61/63

Grooming: 22 trails

The Hollywood and Pot O Gold parks are open with a total of 20 features. Hit the slopes for $58 per day when you ski three or more days during January Bargain Days. Don't miss out on this nearly $20 savings each day you ski.


Ski Apache:

New: 0

Storm: 0

New This Week:  3

Base: 46

This Season: 66

Runs: 40/55

Lifts: 5/9

Now open for the season.



New: 1

Storm: 18

New This Week: 32

Base: 54

This Season: 124

Runs: 99/101 (98% open)

Lifts: 12/12

March lift tickets on sale now starting at $39 + FREE $19 food & beverage credit, $19 rentals and $19 lessons. Book your World’s Best Spring Break before this deal is gone! Save big on your tickets when you buy online 48 hours in advance. Click here to buy yours.

The new Inferno Mountain Coaster is open, weather permitting. Check out the coolest new ride in the southwest!


Wolf Creek:

New: 0

Storm: 24

New This Week: 40

Base: 76

This Season: 198

Lifts: 9/9

Runs: 100% of terrain

9 lifts including the new Charity Jane Express (to the East of the Alberta Lift) are operating with 100% of the mountain open. The Waterfall Area, Knife Ridge and Horseshoe Bowl are all open.  


Silverton Mountain:

New This Week: 37

Base: 72

Now open for the season Thursdays through Sundays.



New: 10

Storm: 26

New This Week: 35

Base: 58

This Season: 163

Trails: 122/147

Lifts: 17/17

Now open for the season. 4/5 parks are open.


Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff):

New: 3

Storm: 25

New This Week: 25

Base: 51

This Season: 123

Tails: 46/48 (96% of the mountain open)

Lifts: 8/8

Buy discounted lift tickets in advance online. Buy Now. Note: Full price tickets are available day of at the ticket window. And… Kids 10 and younger and guests 70 and better.


Cross Country Areas:

Here are the links to some other resorts of interest in New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Arizona. Click on the resort name to get all the details.

Enchanted Forest XC

Chama Cross Country

Valles Caldera National Preserve


Report Legend: Snowfall amounts are listed in inches. Surface conditions are noted as follows: P=Powder, PP=Packed Powder, MG=Machine Groomed Snow, HP=Hard Packed, SP=Spring Conditions, VC=Variable Conditions, CS=Corn Snow, NR=No Report From Ski Area, N/A=Not Applicable, T=Trace.


More Information:Here are some links that you may find helpful:

Ski New Mexico

Colorado Ski Country

Ski Utah

New Mexico National Weather Service 

Colorado National Weather Service 

Colorado Mtn Weather & Avalanche Report

Detailed Ski Area Forecast From SnowForecast

Warren Miller Films & Info

National Forest Service (has fall color info and more)

Colorado Ski History Web Site (includes info on closed NM/CO areas)

New Mexico Road Conditions

Road Condition Phone Numbers: New Mexico 800-432-4269, Colorado 303-639-1111, Utah 866-511-8824, Arizona 888-411-7623.


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